Barbara Crooker

Poet

N/A
Fogelsville, PA 18051
Phone: 
484-560-3167
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Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature (Abilene Christian University Press, 2012)
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Good Poems American Places (Viking/Penguin, 2011)
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Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press, 2005)
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Good Poems for Hard Times (Viking, 2005)
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Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary American Poets Do Housework (University of Iowa Press, 2005)
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Reading & Writing from Literature (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
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Boomer Girls (University of Iowa Press, 1999)
Books:
Some Glad Morning (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019)
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The Book of Kells (Cascade Books of Wipf and Stock, 2018)
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Les Fauves (C&R Press, 2017)
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Barbara Crooker: Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press, 2015)
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Small Rain (Virtual Artists Collective, 2014)
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Gold (Cascade Books of Wipf and Stock, 2013)
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More (C&R Press, 2010)
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Line Dance (Word Press, 2008)
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Radiance (Word Press, 2005)
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Impressionism (Grayson Books, 2004)
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Greatest Hits: 1980-2000 (Pudding House Publications, 2003)
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Ordinary Life (Byline Press, 2001)
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The White Poems (Barnwood Press, 2001)
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In the Late Summer Garden (H&H Press, 1998)
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Obbligato (Linwood Publishing, 1992)
Prizes won: 

Barbara Crooker is the recipient of the Pen and Brush Poetry Prize, the Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud, the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book Poetry in Public Places Poster Competition, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the "April Is the Cruelest Month" Award from Poets & Writers, the New Millenium Writing's Y2K competition, the Karamu Poetry Award, three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships in Creative Writing , 1997 Grammy Awards Finalist for her part in the audio version of the anthology, Grow Old Along With Me—The Best is Yet to Be (Papier Mache Press).  Her books have received several awards: Radiance (Word Press, 2005), which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance (Word Press 2008), which won the 2009 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; and The Book of Kells (Cascade Books,Poeima Poetry Series, 2018), winner of the 2018 Best Book of Poetry Award, from Poetry by the Sea.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Naturalists/Environmentalists
Born in: 
Cold Spring
Raised in: 
Fishkill, NY
New York
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Last update: May 28, 2019